3 Mar 2014

Can we see the relationship between the environment and the economy in China?

HW writes:*

The environment of China becomes worse and worse. Recently, news reports the haze occurs in lots of main cities in China. The leading reasons for the haze are listed as follow. Firstly, Many factories and commercial activities produce wasted-air emissions. In addition, the north of China will burn the coal for the heat during the winter in order that pollution air emission will be increased. Moreover, with the improvement of people’s living standard in China, lots of families choose to buy their own cars, then the wasted air emission by car worse the air environment. Admittedly, these reasons are due to the China’s economy development. In the past, China only focused on the development, ignoring the prevention of the environment pollutions.

Nowadays, China gets the cost of the economy development, getting the haze. In future, the china should attach great importance to the prevention of the environment. They should build the right value of the environment during the economy activities. The economy policy makers should give priority to the environment, and then taking the decisions. Only protecting the environment can lead the economy to develop substantially. For the long-term interest, the good environment will make the good economy-developing situation.

Bottom Line: Due to the haze, china should realize the importance for the relationship between the environment and the economy.

* These guest posts are from students in my resource economics class at Simon Fraser University. Please leave feedback on their logic, ideas and style and suggestions of how to improve.